June 08 2011 12:43AM
While Kent and Robert will handle the bulk of the 2011 draft prep, I'm going to be setting you up for the major date that follows a week after picks are made in Minnesota. July 1st fast approaches, which means the opening of free agency is also very much upon us; we'll be profiling Calgary's pending unrestricted and restricted free agents in the coming days, but before we do that, let's take a look back at July 1st, 2010; a day full of...surprises.
June 07 2011 11:49AM
"If ever there was a time for a good ol' fashioned comeback this would be it. Win G3 for heavens sakes Boston you owe it to humanity." - Baron von Wanye von Gretzelstein IV, CMA , yesterday.
What a wonderful turn of events. Bigups to @NHL_imagineer for another great pic. This guy brings it almost as hard as the Bruins did last night.
June 06 2011 02:14PM
The Vancouver Canucks are two games up in the Stanley Cup Finals. The Winnipeg Jets are closer to taking the ice and potentially making them selves an instant contender for a playoff run. And still stalwart Oilers fans like the one above find a way to continue to represent.
June 06 2011 11:25AM
As expected, the Flames announced the hiring of Craig Hartsburg today. I suspect Brent Sutter was the catalyst for this choice given their past associations. Hartsburg has had some rough times as a head coach in the league, but his resume is pretty solid otherwise. It'll be interesting to see what role he takes with the club.
June 05 2011 08:08PM
(Robert is a Winnipeg resident and a Jets fan in a past life. He will be covering the as-of-yet-unnamed club for us going forward, particularly when Jets Nation inevitably springs to life. This post is the first in a series looking at the erstwhile Thrashers to see what the seventh Canadian team was like last year)
Lost in all the hoopla surrounding the relocation of a NHL team to my town is that at some point this fall, they actually have to play hockey against other teams, and that the Thrashers weren't anything particularly special at that activity last year. In the first of a series of articles, I'll examine the the team's performance in the collective.